President Obama got about half the questions right in his "pop culture quiz" during a daytime talk show interview taped Monday, revealing his knowledge of reality star Kim Kardashian but ignorance about the recent popularity of an erotic novel.
In an interview with ABC's "The View" set to air Tuesday, Obama demonstrated his pop culture savvy, correctly identifying Kim Kardashian as the pop culture icon who was only married 72 days.
"Because he was a ball player," Obama added quickly about her ex-husband. "I know he was a ball player. That's how I know, from watching basketball."
Obama apparently wished for a phone-a-friend option when it came to a question about a bestselling erotic fiction novel, saying he'd have to ask his wife when he got home.
"The View" host Joy Behar described the book as "the controversial sex book that's on millions of women's bedside tables," but the president could not name the title.
"I don't know that," said Obama. "I'll ask Michelle when I get home… I'll ask Michelle when I get home what's going on."
Co-host Sherri Shepherd suggested that the president's response might pass for the correct answer. The novel's success has been credited almost entirely to its female readership.
Obama also revealed he recently saw the blockbuster movie "The Avengers," about the Marvel Comics superhero team, but had no idea pop singer Jessica Simpson recently had a baby.
His daughter Malia calls him "just the right amount of embarrassing," Obama said, but the president at least has an excuse for not always staying on top of pop culture.
The episode of "The View" with Obama will air Tuesday on ABC.
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